Welcome to ESMHD

The European Society for Mental Health and Deafness (ESMHD) is an international Non-Government Organisation for the promotion of the positive mental health of deaf people in Europe.

Mental health includes healthy emotional, psychological and social development, the prevention and treatment of mental illness and other disorders. ESMHD focuses on people, who were born deaf or deafness occurred in early childhood and whose first or preferred language is sign language.

The ESMHD is interested in the mental health of all deaf people, whatever the age of onset or degree of deafness.